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Last updated: 22 March 2018
Datum:dinsdag 28 augustus 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-100717
Constructienummer: 19180
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:400 km (250 mijl) van Okinawa, Japan (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Laoag Airport (LAO/RPLI), Filippijnen
Vliegveld van aankomst:Okinawa-Naha AFB (AHA), Japan
The C-47A transport plane was en route over sea together with another C-47 heading for Okinawa, Japan.
Some 250 miles from Okinawa both aircraft encountered a storm or squall line. The lead aircraft, 42-100717, went into the clouds and was never seen again. The second plane decided to go around the weather.

Probable Cause:

It is believed that the plane encountered violent turbulence that put it out of control and caused it to crash at sea.



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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2070e ongeval
  • 606e dodelijk ongeval
  • 59e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 255e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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 Grote Oceaan
  • 6e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 19e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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